Everyone in the team at Tritó is delighted by the composer’s success and we send him our congratulations.The panel of judges was presided over by Miguel Angel Recio Crespo, Director General of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM). The other members were Remedios Navarro, Silvia Márquez, Mercedes Zavala, María Luisa Manchado, Antonio Moral, Fernando Turina, Alberto Posadas (Spanish National Music Prize for Composition in 2011) and Pedro Gandía (Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla, Spanish National Music Award 2011 for Performance). Antonio Garde, Deputy Director of Music and Dance at the INAEM, acted as vice-president.Jesus Torres’s work is published by Tritó and he has also released two albums on the Tritó label: Sinfonía, Movimiento y Partita and Tres Sinfonías
The event will take place at the Music Museum of Barcelona, located in L’Auditori, thanks to the collaboration that has the museum with the Catalan Society of Musicology, a subsidiary of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, and which has also established a partnership agreement with this new society, devoted to research and claim the figure of the famous composer and guitarist Ferran (Fernando) Sor (Barcelona 1778 – Paris 1839).
Besides his pioneering and definitive great contribution on the field of concert music for guitar, yet few people know that …
- The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow ballet opened with a ballet by Sor.
- At 19, he premiered an opera in the Teatre de la Santa Creu of Barcelona.
- He composed symphonies, concertos and quartets.
- He composed works for napoleonic marshalls in the Peninsular War, but also patriotic songs for the resistants to invasion.
- He was knighted by the Pope of Rome, but Ferdinand the VIIth not allowed him to return to Spain for havin been friend of the Frenhc.
- In the concert and recording field is definitely one of the best represented Catalan composers, along with Granados and Albéniz.
A group of performers, historians and musicologists with a common interest in guitar and his personality have created the SSB in order to fill a long gap, as was the lack of an institution devoted to this musician in the city where he was born and where developed the first part of his career.
The members of the SSB believe in the music of Sor and think that, apart from the merit of having been the best guitar composer of his time, has also been one of the leading composers of Spanish Classicism and early Romanticism, both in vocal and symphonic fields.
Moreover, the SSB also would cover the research and dissemination of music and musicians of his time and his environment, as well as their contemporaries (Dionisio Aguado, François de Fossa, etc.),precursors (Federico Moretti, Fernando Ferandiere…) and followers (Josep Brocà, Josep Viñas, Julián Arcas, etc.)
The SSB is planning to organise public events (concerts, recitals, conferences, round tables…), but also to materialise publications (scores, cds, website…) focusing on new or unknown works by this composer, as well as a definitive catalogue of all his music and related bibliography.
Thursday, 21th october 2010, at 19:00,
in the Museu de la Música de Barcelona
L’Auditori. C/ Lepant, 150. Barcelona (Spain)
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A previously unpublished symphony by Josep Pons (1770-1818) has been included in volume 6 of the Collection “Compositors valencians”, published by Tritó in conjunction with the Generalitat Valenciana. It has been classified as No. 10 so as to respect the numbering of the catalogue initiated years ago by Joám Trillo and José López-Calo.
The task of the publication of this symphony in A major fell to Josep Dolcet, who located the manuscript in the Biblioteca Històrica of Madrid City Council, among the archives that came from the old Teatro de la Cruz.
It was found together with other overtures and symphonies by Pons and by Sor (published and recorded), Pablo del Moral and Francisco Javier Moreno, and also works by Haydn, Pleyel and Mozart, and lesser-known European composers (Rosetti, Winter, Witt, Méhul, Paër, Paisiello, Salieri, Sarti, Spontini, Mercadante, etc.)
In fact, this is the first time symphonies and overtures by Pons have been found in archives coming from theatres, and this shows that apart from the use of his music in religious acts, which implies its conservation in cathedral archives, it also sounded in concert halls or as the introduction to theatre works performed at the beginning of the 19th century.
The edition also includes an updated biographical study of Josep Pons, carried out by the musicologist and conductor Ramón Ramírez i Beneyto, author of a doctoral thesis on this composer.
Contemporary music, audiovisual art and universal stories come together at the Festival de la Porta Ferrada in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Gerona) as the Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble presents Cinco Fábulas de La Fontaine.
To complement the live music, by the composer Xavier Benguerel, and narration, by the actor Lluís Soler, Tritó commissioned an animated film by Pere Puig to be shown simultaneously in order to bring the fables, their characters and metaphors to life for spectators of all ages.
In line with our continuing commitment to early music, Tritó announces the release of the eighth volume of the collection Compositors Valencians, dedicated to the composer Josep Pradas (1689-1757), who played a major role in the history of the cathedral Metropolitana in Valencia.
This volume, published with the Institut Valencià de la Música, includes three villancicos (La tierra llora afligida, Cantad serafines, Trono sagrado de luces), just a small sample of Pradas’s extensive work. The musicologist Marian Rosa Montagut edited the works and wrote the introductory study.
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This CD presents the complete recordings of Ricard Viñes from 1929 to 1936. While the relatively small selection of pieces he recorded does not do justice to his vast repertoire, it remains an excellent sampling of his art.
The CD includes the recording of the speech given by Viñes on 18 March 1938 during a radio programme in which he tells anecdotes about his friendship with Claude Debussy.
Scarlatti: Sonata en re
Albéniz: Dos danzas españolas
The in-house composer, Jesus Torres, has just been awarded the 2012 Spanish National Prize for Music in the composition category by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
On conferring this distinction on the composer Jesús Torres, the panel of judges cited “his fruitful artistic career in which his latest work Apocalipsi, written in 2011, deserves special mention”, as well as mentioning “his human values and perseverance in an independent aesthetic idea.”